tv NBC10 News at 6pm NBC January 31, 2017 6:00pm-6:31pm EST
london. >> i'm jim rosenfield. one family filed the lawsuit today saying the president's order violates the constitution. >> lauren mayk spent the day with the family at philadelphia city hall. she joins us from there now with more live. >> reporter: the one family we're talking about, they're from allentown. we told you their story. their family members had been working for years to get here to live, and they are the ones who have just filed this lawsuit. now, today we learned about another family not looking to move here, though, just to visit. a visit between a mother and two daughters that didn't happen. >> i saw my mom. she said that would be good that would let me to meet you for just a few minutes. >> reporter: she said she was waiting for her mom at the airport when she got word that her mother would have to go back to iran because of the president's executive order. how long had it been since you
have seen her? >> about a year. >> reporter: they are students at the university of delaware and michigan. >> we're working to make america better in the future for your families, for your children and this is not the way to treat us. >> reporter: we talked to them on the day they joined another family at city hall, both with loved ones turned away at the airport. the asalis have now filed a federal lawsuit claiming the order violates the constitution and asking the government to pay for a return flight. >> this is not human. it was just not human. >> reporter: the sisters whose visas don't allow them to go back and forth had been looking forward to a six-month visit with their moem, including her birthday. >> we had a surprise planned for you. >> reporter: you didn't know about that? >> no. >> reporter: the developments here have her concerned about more than just their mother's visit. >> we don't know if we're going to be sent back to our country or not. >> reporter: while there is no
evidence of that, the sisters remain uncertain about their future while their mother remains far away. and since i saw you last hour, i have heard back from the trump administration. i had reached out to them to get a response about this lawsuit that has been filed today in federal court. they sent me this, quote, we cannot confirm the receipt of these documents at this time, and without proper evaluation, cannot respond. if we get more information on this, we'll keep you updated. live in center city, i'm lauren mayk, nbc 10 news. white house press secretary sean spicer is insisting president trump's executive order on immigration should not be referred to as a ban, that's despite the fact that the president has called it a ban himself. >> this is not a muslim ban. it's not a travel ban. it's a vetting system to keep america safe. that's it, plain and simple. >> the order temporarily halts the u.s. refugee program and bans citizens of seven muslim
majority countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days. yesterday the president tweeted if the ban were announced with a one-week notice, the bad would rush into our country during that week. a lot of bad dudes out there. now to breaking news in philadelphia and a verdict in the civil trial of the deadly building collapse on market street. i want to go live to nbc 10 investigative reporter mitch blocker who is at city hall. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> jim, you know this trial at this point took 4 1/2 months, four hour hs of deliberation here in courtroom 653. the defense has been found liable. we want to take you to video that we shot just a couple of minutes ago as the attorneys exited the courtroom. we can tell you that the plaintiffs' lawyers walked out with smiles on their faces. this dates back to 2013 when a building collapse, a demolition building collapse on market street collapsed on to a
salvation army building on market street killing six and injuring 13. at this point that verdict just reached within the last hour. defendants had been found liable. we're live at philadelphia city hall. i'm mitch blacher, nbc 10 news. to bucks county tonight. a 92-year-old woman is dead and her son was critically hurt after a fire ripped through their bensalem home. firefighters say they struggled to put out the flames because of hoarding inside that house. deanna durante joining us live in bensalem tonight. what's the scene like there now? >> reporter: well, at this point the house is boarded up and has been turned back over to the family who did not want to talk today. neighbors say they had no choice but to sit and watch as the flames sprouted out through the rooftop. they were praying that everyone would make it out okay. >> this would be a terrible way to good. >> reporter: from her living room, bertha can only watch. her neighborhood friend is gone. >> it was chaos. i mean, there were trucks and
suvs and fire trucks. it was very upsetting. >> reporter: she knew her friend julia had collections, piles of clothes and other items were stashed everywhere. >> all of a sudden i saw a bunch of flames and said, oh, my god. i just couldn't imagine that she would get out of there. >> reporter: firefighters were able to get the 92-year-old woman to the hospital but she died late today. her son is listed in critical condition. at one point firefighters say it was too dangerous to keep rescuers inside the house. >> the fire department had extreme problems fighting the fire. it was a hoarding issue here. the house is full with debris, trash, trash bags, clothes. >> reporter: she says she hopes her friend didn't suffer. she's praying for the family. >> but that fire. i just thought all those things lined up against from the floor to the ceiling.
and i just couldn't imagine, you know, she's so tiny. she's a tiny little lady. very fragile. >> reporter: we can tell you one firefighter was also treated for minor injuries. again the woman's son is listed in critical condition at a philadelphia hospital. and firefighters say this should serve as a warning tonight, if you know people who are hoarding items, help them clear them out. reporting live in bensalem, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. to another fire. residents of this old city apartment building say they never heard fire alarms when the building went up in flames this morning. the fire department says it's looking into the matter. but nbc 10 found the building along market street has had no violations in the past, no one was hurt, but for people who live here, the reality of what could have happened is just setting in. >> they sent out my last working e-mail and if i slept literally a minute ago where my bedroom is, i wouldn't have been able to make it out. >> investigators are still
trying to figure out how the fire started. new at 6:00, a philadelphia police officer has been cleared in an investigation of a tattoo that mayor kenney once described as incredibly offensive. this picture of officer ian lichterman caused a social media firestorm late last year, that showed a tattoo of an eagle that some identified with nazi german and above that is the word "father land." philadelphia mayor jim kenney released a statement today saying he's deeply offended by the tattoo and he looks forward to a new department policy. an employee fighting back after a robbery suspect bursts right in with a handgun. this video shows a suspect pointing a gun at a worker on saturday. it happened over the weekend at this takeout restaurant along wayne avenue in germantown. another worker who is licensed to carry, fired at suspect who
then ran away and in ono one wa hurt. it is dry in center city after passing showers. a live look at broad street from our kimmel center campus camera. chilly today but warmer tomorrow. let's get the forecast from chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> we'll be seeing some places in the 50s tomorrow. you remember yesterday right around this time it was snowing so you couldn't even see the ben franklin bridge the way we can see it now. right now 38 degrees in philadelphia, 45 in dover. well into the 50s there today. only 32 degrees in trenton. 42 in atlantic city. they got up near 50 degrees as well during the day today. we have just a few returns on the radar, some right in berks county. we're still not reporting anything hitting the ground in reading yet. mostly activities around the great lakes and not coming over the mountains. so it looks like it's going to be dry overnight. it also looks like the temperatures are not going to be
going anywhere. whatever you see now is pretty much going to be what you're going to have tomorrow morning within a degree or so even with the mostly clear skies. that's an indication that the atmosphere overall is warming up and we're starting the day off with mid to upper 30s at this time of the year you know it's going to be a mild day. it won't start that day for the rest of the week. we'll tell you about that roller coaster in temperatures coming up. we have some breaking news coming into the nbc 10 newsroom right now. take a look at these pictures from skyforce 10. an accident involving a police officer. the location of this rash is at ninth and maryland av mew in wilmington. what we know is that a police car collided with another car. you see the cars there with all the other police cars that drove to that scene. we know that one person was trapped as a result of this accident. no word if it was the officer. our newsroom is going to keep working the phones and trying to get some answers for this. we'll keep you updated. we have new details on the
shooting death of a philadelphia man last month during a preliminary hearing today for martina westcot, it was revealed that she and the victim were arguing over having a baby when the fatal shot was fired. westcot told police she just wanted to scare bruce when she picked up the gun and pulled the trigger. new details tonight about a woman accused of beating her husband to death. a defense lawyer now says 42-year-old tinsley was acting in self-defense. she shut douglas tinsley in the head several times with a fire extinguisher. this happened at the couple's home yesterday afternoon. her lawyer says tinsley's husband was trying to suffocate her at the time. money's on the way to help fix the closed delaware river bridge. more than $9 million in contracts awarded to prepare the bridge for permanent repairs now. that bridge connects the pennsylvania and new jersey turnpikes. it was closed two weeks ago after a big crack was
discovered. not clear how long the repair work will take. a new future could be in store for an old landfill in wildwood. the vacant lot on susquehanna avenue could be sold to a developer this week. the 26-acre strip of land could be a prime piece of bayside real estate. the developer who has not been named wants to build dozens of new homes there. up next on nbc 10 news at 6:00, are you exhausted by your facebook feed these days? we asked a doctor's advice about how to get less frustrated with your friends' political posts. plus suit of armor for sale. why the city of philadelphia is selling this knight's outfit tonight. d i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine.
all seems beautiful to me. dear fellow citizen, i know what it's like to want to relax with your family. but enjoying today doesn't mean losing sight of tomorrow. so while i invest in "the now" my mortgage, vacations i still invest in the future, like my children's college tuition and retirement. i can help you piece together your financial journey for today and tomorrow. if you have a question about investing, ask me. sincerely, amanda etheridge, fellow planner and fellow citizen. new year, time to get rid of stuff. simplify, declutter, unplug, purge, or even quit cold turkey. i raise turkeys without growth-promoting antibiotics,
we are less than two hours away from learning president trump's supreme court choice. mr. trump plans to announce the nominee tonight during an 8:00 address to the nation. nbc news has learned there are two, neil gorsuch and tom hardiman. hardiman is based in pittsburgh. are you sick of all the political debate on your facebook feed? >> some people told us they're losing sleep over the constant
social media bickering. nbc 10's tim furlong gets doctor'sed ed advice. >> reporter: we're starting to see more posts like rachel's. >> i'm so sick of all things election. >> reporter: facebook fatigue from all the political stuff. and please start posting vacation pictures the and kids pictures and dog picture. i don't even care. >> reporter: many of the people who reached out to me on facebook say they do care deeply about the country and do have thoughts on the political situation, they just don't feel they need to constantly see everyone's opinions, including mine, yours and everyone they know on facebook. you wouldn't walk up to someone on the street but on facebook everybody gets to be a big shot and many don't care about the potential real life repercuss n repercussions. like nasty replies and unfriending, even real life unfriending. the hardline opinions, they're not hard to find. i sat down with a relationship expert who says you should at least try to treat a facebook discussion like a real one, maybe listen a bit and know when to back off or even politely
walk away. maybe just fight the temptation to show everybody how smart you. >> i think there are some people who think that they have superior knowledge and they just have to get it out to the other people who have inferior knowledge. >> reporter: most of us probably aren't as smart as we like to think we are. and some folks like lower. >> i would like facebook to be less combative. >> reporter: and those like lisa who have not supported trump's decision, they just kind of want their facebook back. >> i want everything to go back to the way it was. i just want to have fun again. >> reporter: tim furlong, nbc 10 news. there are six days left to get your hands on a real steal from the city of philadelphia. a suit of armor is up for grabs oen a website that's filled with items from government agencies, schools and police across the country. there aren't a lot of details about the arm or. the listing says it's authentic and made to fit a child. so far bidding is up to $300. catholic schools week across
the country and immaculate heart of mary school held student appreciation where students read books together and took part in other activities. 44 schools will participate in the week-long celebration. turning to our weather now. sunny and cold across much of the area. after we started off with rain and snow this week. this was the scene in ardmore, montgomery county, this afternoon. people getting in a little shopping. a live look at penn's landing and the blue cross river rink. chilly conditions for skaters tonight. we're warming up for tomorrow. >> that's right. we had temperatures get into the 50s in parts of delaware and south jersey and some of that air is going to be spreading through much of the rest of the region. tomorrow we've got clear skies out there, visibility excellent. none of that snow stuff we saw yesterday. 30 in allentown, 21 in mt.
pocono. well into the 50s in atlantic city earlier and chester, bucks, montgomery counties, we're still love freezing. exton at 36, malvern 35, chadds ford 39. washington, waurington, new hope, newtown at 32 degrees right now. of course, that's not that cold for this time of night, this time of the year. we got up to 42 today, near 50 tomorrow, then down to 40 on thursday, then even colder than that on friday and saturday. we have a few little showers earlier, now we're watching this area come across. a little bit of light mixed precipitation, though not reaching the ground. reading is not reporting anything hitting the ground yet. now, what's going to be happening here with the temperatures that's going up tomorrow? many places are going to be over 50 degrees, but it won't stay
that way. late this week 30s during the day, 20s at night. even some teens in many of the suburbs by especially friday night and into saturday morning. saturday itself's going to be sunny and cold. sunday a little bit of snow and rain with relatively weak system moving through. it does not look as impressive as it did a couple of days ago. 50 degrees at fairmount tomorrow. schwenksville up to 47, even allentown, 44, remember barely at freezing today. voorhees township in new jersey, up to 50, 52 in longport, way above average this time of the year. now we're talking about it going down, wednesday to thursday to friday. look at friday high temperatures, 29 degrees, the lehigh valley and temperatures will be in the teens friday night. it's cold everywhere, but it looks dry for the rest of the week. not necessarily all weekend.
it's really dry on saturday. lots of sunshine. but very cold. then sunday we've got some snow chances northern areas lehigh valley p.a. suburbs, mixed precipitation, philadelphia and new jersey and rain jersey shore and delaware. that's what neighborhood weather is all about. i'm john clark from csn. matt ryan gets a special send-off from his elementary school in exton.
i'm john clark in csn. flyers back from the all-star break tonight. they're in carolina. the flyers have had two breaks now the grind to the playoffs. the flyers have won three straight games before this break and they want o keep that momentum going. there's 32 games left. >> put this final two-plus month push here. you know, we're in a position where we really control our own fate here at the end of the season. so i think the guys will have a real strong task ahead of us but i think we're prepared for it. >> everybody is rested, i'm sure. now no more breaks for us. we've had three breaks in about a month. so we just have to make sure that everybody's rested and ready for that push. >> they are rested. super bowl sunday is five days away. patriots quarterback tom brady said today it has been a challenging year for his family. his mom has battled a health condition for over a year, but he says his parents will be at the super bowl.
tom's patriots and matt ryan's falcons, they've had the best offenses in football since tom came back from his suspension. but brady has four super bowls. matt ryan wants his first. >> you know, the first time i said super bowl was, you know, after the championship game. i haven't said super bowl, you know, until that time. so this is -- it's fun to talk about it now because we're here and it's tuesday before the game. but you know, i'll be excited to get our pads on tomorrow and go out and practice. >> the coolest part is we'll get into our normal routine and be able to practice and go around and fly around and play this game on sunday. >> matt ryan went to penn charter high school. how about his grade school today forming the number 2? skyforce 10 capturing students at exton wishing him the best. he wants to be number one sunday. sixers are not happy to sew january end.
they had ten wins this month, ten wins of of last year. joel emed by won't play. last night jalil okafor that started in joel's place. he's been the odd man out but he's put the team first. i asked him how he has done that. >> well, without jojo, i wouldn't be able to be the teammate that i am. we always have communications about what's going on and don't let none of that break our love because we're all like brothers. we want to see each other do well. >> trust the process, right? i'm john clark. we're right back.
we did the genomic testing pretty early in christine's course. with our treatments we've had great success for her. they gave me treatment options i didn't know about before. there's an atmosphere of hope. i want to be around just to be a grandma. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at cancercenter.com/philadelphia appointments available now. a live look at the philadelphia skyline tonight. cool tonight, warmer tomorrow, though. >> yeah, it will be well above average tomorrow. temperatures getting up near 50 degrees, into the 50s in parts of delaware and south jersey. then colder wins moving in on thursday setting us up for really cold weather. friday and saturday, chance of
light rain and snow on sunday. >> sunday's looking a little messy. thanks for watching. >> up next nightly news with lester holt. tonight, president trump supreme court pick. a prime time announcement. the white house ratcheting up the drama. both finalists summoned to washington. you're fired fall out after the president dismissing the acting attorney general who refused to use his travel ban, ich the white house says isn't a travel ban at all. why do they keep using the word? deadly american raid. a member of the famed seal team 6 killed along with an 8-year-old girl. the daughter of a u.s. born al qaeda leader. what happened? wake up call about all those over the count counter sleep aids millions are taking to sleep. many misusing them and not knowing it. all the buzz.